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Published: Monday, Jan. 20 2014 8:55 p.m. MST

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Hutterite
American Fork, UT

I miss out on duck dynasty, and moonshiners. Shows about cakes and wedding dresses and storage containers and hoarders are sadly not available to me. CNN is an internet entity. Television costs me zero dollars every year, and I go to Vegas at least once based on those savings. Every year. I get several days of experiences in free america simply by not having to pay for television I'm seldom home to watch anyway. It's not hard to do. It's harder to make up your mind to do it. Sneaky charges? No. Insidious charges.

My2Cents
Taylorsville, UT

The relevant issue here is what this article is exposing but offers no solution which is very simple, stop paying bills with automatic bank transfers and using credit accounts, you have no control of terms and conditions fees they charge. People have to learn to manage income, not debt and credit cards. When you learn to manage income debt disappears.

The monthly total of all my utility's (phones, gas, light, TV bills, health insurance) is just over $300 now and for the last 30 years when I had family at home. I want not and my expendable cash incomes is over $1200/mo after taxes and bills. I have no credit debt, I don't need any credit with $1200 cash in my pocket every month.

Anyone can do it, all it takes is determination and will to want some level of expendable income by doing all your own bill paying and get rid of and stop using credit cards to buy food. A plan to pay yourself first by payday transfers to saving accounts or EE bonds which require lag time to cash them. One moderate size tax refund or windfall overtime sent directly to savings can get you started.

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